Stephen A. Riga

Of Counsel || Indianapolis

Mr. Riga concentrates his practice in the areas of privacy and security, employee benefits, and healthcare matters, with clients in the healthcare, technology, retail, and manufacturing industries.

Privacy and Security

Mr. Riga counsels clients on a variety of data privacy and information security compliance issues regarding healthcare, employment and other company data.  Work with clients includes:

  • Analyzing regulatory compliance under state, federal and international standards, including HIPAA privacy and security rules, FMLA and ADA confidentiality, GDPR, and the CCPA
  • Developing data privacy and information security programs, including internal and external corporate policy preparation and review
  • Workforce training
  • Counseling clients during and after security incidents and breach events, evaluating scope, applicable law, and methods to mitigate harm
  • Representing clients in governmental investigations

Employee Benefits

Mr. Riga’s benefits practice includes work with both qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans. Services include:

  • Counseling on compliance under tax law, ERISA, the Affordable Care Act and HIPAA
  • Preparation of plan documents and supporting documents
  • Benefit communication counseling
  • Conducting due diligence related to benefit plan issues for mergers and acquisitions

Health Care

Mr. Riga represents a number of clients in the health care industry, providing services regarding:

  • HIPAA compliance advice
  • Privacy policy and security program design
  • Workplace training
  • Breach incident evaluation and mitigation

Mr. Riga received his J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis in 2006. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Mr. Riga earned an undergraduate degree in English and History from Ball State University.

 

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Education

Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Taxation and Business Law Sections)
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • CIPP/US (Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States)
  • CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe)
  • Co-chair of the IAPP Indianapolis KnowledgeNet Chapter

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